ELEVEN young artists have been chosen as winners of an anti-litter poster competition run by Girvan Community Council.

P1 -3 winners 1st place from Girvan Primary School, 2nd Place from Sacred Heart School, 3rd Place from Sacred Heart School P4-7 winners 1st Place from Girvan Primary School, 2nd Place from Girvan Primary School, 3rd Place from Invergarven School Five S1-2 students from Girvan Academy were awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd with two Highly Commended posters.

Posters created by pupils at Girvan Primary, Sacred Heart Primary, Invergarven School and Girvan Academy are to be displayed across the town to encourage people to keep the streets clean and litter-free.

Prize money for the competition was provided by the Girvan Town Team, which supports and promotes a wide range of community projects.

Judges, Jenna Cains from GSA UNESCO Biosphere, David Powell, local willow sculpture artist and Rosemarie Speedie, anti-litter enthusiast, had a very hard task on their hands, with over 130 entries.

Rhona Walker, chairman of Girvan Community Council, told the Advertiser: “Congratulations to the winners!

“We had a fantastic response to our poster competition for classes P1 to S2.

“Timed to coincide with COP26, I see from the entries that Young people here are already very well-aware of climate change and the litter pollution problem for our planet.

“With support from South Ayrshire Council, I look forward to seeing the winning designs appear all round the town, hoping it encourages everyone to keep Girvan tidy.

“Thank you to all who entered the competition and to everyone who supported the venture. “